Fun things to do in London in October with kids in tow

From exhibitions and theater to Halloween scares and mid-term entertainment, there’s plenty to do with the family and the kids this October in London…

Main image: Daniel Lynch/Royal Wharf

1 Science Fiction: Journey to the Edge of the Imagination at the Science Museum, Kensington

It’s normal for the Science Museum to host an exhibition on science fiction, isn’t it? It’s an immersive experience and journey through time and space that explores AI, aliens, new worlds, and the frontier of our own. It also examines how scientists and science fiction creators have constructed new worlds to better relate to Earth. Sounds pretty cool, huh?

Dates: October 6, 2022 – May 4, 2023

Tickets: £20

Address: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD

Website: sciencemuseum.org.uk

2 Diwali celebrations

The Hindu Festival of Light takes place in October and there are many ways to celebrate the festival in London with your family and friends. To help you on your way, the Mayor of London will once again be hosting Diwali in the Square at Trafalgar Square (October 9, 1-7pm, free), Wembley Park will also host a family fun day (October 1, 1-6pm) with a Diwali Disco at BOXPARK Wembley (6pm-11pm) in the evening, and the Royal Museum Greenwich will also host a day of events for adults and families.

3 My Neighbor Totoro at the Barbican Center

As a world premiere, My Neighbor Totoro lands in London as a stage show. The Studio Ghibli classic tells the story of sisters Satsuki and Mei who spend a summer in the countryside to be close to their mother who is recovering from an illness. The story is brought to life through puppets and a reworking of the film’s original music.

Dates: October 8, 2022 to January 21, 2022

Tickets: from £15

Address: Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Website: barbican.org.uk

4 David McKee retrospective at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill

Admire this wonderful exhibit that celebrates Elmer the Elephant, author and illustrator David Mckee. Created with children under 6 in mind, Elmer & Friends: The Colorful World of David McKee features original artwork and artwork and delves into the world of Elmer along with other Not Now Bernard, Mr Benn and a storyboard of King Rollo.

Dates: October 21, 2023 – April 16, 2023

Tickets: £5.50/£3 adult/child, and family tickets available

Address: 100 London Road, Forest Hill SE23 3PQ

Website: www.horniman.ac.uk

It’s still early, this guide will be updated…

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